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Mar 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
about that run on potassium iodide pills? >>> and, on "world news," lessons for all of us, from survivors of that hiroshima radiation 60 years ago. >>> good evening to everyone in the united states. here in japan, as we said, there are 50 workers inside a nuclear power plant, and they are battling the complete unknown at this moment. trying to prevent a nuclear power meltdown. and in this breaking news, we have received word that there is another fire, a new fire under way at one of those reactor sites. let me show you a headline in the newspaper here. this is the japanese symbol for stop. these are the symbols that say, it is not stopping, it is deteriorating. and at the same time, the sea of humanity is in the rubble all across this country, up north, where the devastation occurred. we see people standing there, a half million of them, homeless. not to mention, all of those waiting in the lines for the scarce supplies at the grocery stores, now running out. but i want to turn to david muir, he drove into tokyo last night, through the night, as i did, and we were saying, david,
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Mar 25, 2011 5:30pm PDT
belt around your waist. new evidence tonight that going to church could be making us overweight. >>> and amazing grace. the unthinkable obstacles facing this bride to be. but she is determined to walk down that aisle. >>> and good evening. we begin tonight with startling numbers about a new super bug now spreading. it's one of our biggest fears when a loved one goes into the hospital. the fear they'll catch one of those infections that antibiotics can't fight. tonight, it's all hands on deck at several hospitals to stop this from spreading. yunji de nies is in los angeles. the hardest hit city so far. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, david. health officials here in los angeles were stunned to find this brand new infection spreading. it is deadly and it is now surfacing across the country. and even our most powerful medicines, like this cipro, are unable to stop it. it may be the most dangerous super bug to date, spreading through hospitals, nursing homes and short-term care facilities. officials in southern california now identify more than 350 cases. people becoming gra
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Mar 20, 2011 8:00am PDT
and help our people there. or let us help our brothers in benghazi. one day, you'll wake up and find you are supporting the wrong people. and you made a big mistake with supporting these people. it's like the wmd in iraq. it's another story. >> thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> that's the view from the gadhafis in tripoli. let's go to alexander marquardt. what is the mood there? where you are? >> reporter: good morning, christiane. we're in tubruq. an opposition spokesman has said here the mood is sky high. they feel there is now a level playing field. they feel that the rebels will be able to push the gadhafi forces out of other cities. they eventually want to make their way to tripoli and oust gadhafi. we spoke to people on the streets there. they're thankful to countries like the u.s. and france and great britain. they believe this will eventually lead to a free libya. there's a period of insurgency. this is the scary part because of how illogical gadhafi is and because of what he called his thirst for blood. christiane? >> alex, thanks. let's go to the capital of tripoli
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Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm PDT
impossible this, morning, 600 residents were contacted by police using the city auto mated system. >> this is when they were advised to use caution. >> there was a 120 mount mountain lion. police found the animal on whipple avenue in this backyard. >> i never felt in danger. the guys knew what they were doing and had him covered from different angles so if he did try to get out or jump, they had him. >> the mountain lion squeezed in between two fences. police and fish and game weighed their options ik see this face coming between slats in the fence. >> according to a spokesperson, because of the slats, waits impossible to get a clear shot using the tranquilizer gun. >> this is an urban area. the threat is to the public n this situation we can't just try to tranquilize it and have it run out there up, upset and hurt someone. >> we're not closed to green belts. in either direction you'd be in the neighborhood or toupt hospital. >> sky 7 shows the moment they took the shot. >> and we did see them shoot it i was thrashing, then expired. >> and this mountain lion was taken by fish and
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Mar 9, 2011 12:00am PST
this afternoon in my office. i was very proud of myself. snowbliterated. feel free to use that among your friends. they'll think you made it up. there's a lot of snow falling and it's very cold. finally, america's extra layer of fat comes in handy. take that, michelle obama. it was so -- it was so cold in washington, d.c. today, john boehner's tears were freezing before they even hit the ground. [ laughter ] take a look at this. this is -- this is the side of the highway in new hampshire and -- that's what they call perpendicular parking. it's very difficult. i failed the driver's test twice because i couldn't do that. one of the cities that has been hit hardest by the storm is chicago. anybody here from chicago? [ applause ] well, you got out just in time. more than 20 inches of snow fell. one of the biggest storms on road. the only other time there was this much snow in chicago was on the night the baby oprah was born. but -- [ laughter ] people in chicago and you can tell me if i'm wrong in this, had enough of this weather. this morning, an angry mob brutally attacked a doppler 3,
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Mar 4, 2011 6:00am PST
engineer so thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. let's talk about that eye candy, a major milestone in the building of the bay bridge achieved this morning ahead of schedule and that's literally a tall order. amy hollyfield is live on treasure island to show us this centerpiece in all its glory. >> fun to look at. grab your coffee and just take it in. it's enormous and making history. it's tall, 480 feet tall. now you can easily see that it's 91 feet taller than the current bridge which, you know, we always thought was large but now it looks kind of small next to our new tower. they started this operation monday at 5:00 in the morning and worked around the clock all week long. only 11 people were on this project. a huge project for them and they're very proud of the fact they got it done without any problems and a little ahead of their schedule. they thought they were working today but instead they earn rest and a long weekend. they're feeling really good about their progress on this bridge. >> as we're really starting to fire on all cylinders. both ends of
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Mar 8, 2011 7:00am PST
the most expensive gas in all of the land. he's in orlando for us this morning. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the price for a gallon of regular here, $5.39. and this is going to get worse as the summer approaches. analysts we spoke to said we could see prices this high across the country. now, even the airlines are starting to take it out on us. southwest airlines, raising its prices by $10. the latest casualty, as gas prices soar, the airline industry. united/continental airline, the largest airline in the world, is announcing scrapping its plans to grow the company in 2011, because of fuel price. that, after raising ticket prices last week by $20. the national average for gas has zoomed past $3.50 a gallon. >> it's frustrating. >> reporter: the nation's cheapest gas, mth, $3.19. california has the most expensive fuel, $3.90. but the priciest gas, here in orlando, florida. some of the most expensive gas station in the united states. pulling up. see how much it costs to fill. less than three-quarters of a tank. turns out, a lot. 13 gallons, $70. others could
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Mar 21, 2011 7:00am PDT
delighted to have our good friend, david muir, back with us. >> always great to be by your side especially on a morning of breaking news. >> you were reporting this on "world news" last night. more missile strikes for the u.s. and allies against libya. now there is growing concern over how gadhafi will respond and whether he'll make good on his threat of terrorism. >>> and the latest from japan this morning. officials there saying the death toll now tops 18,000 this morning. an incredible number. and new concerns about radiation. contaminating, not only the tap water, but the vegetables there and seafood. we'll have a live report from the quake zone. >>> and in this country, a spring roared in california. snow, ice, rock slides shutting down major highways this morning. sam is standing by with the very latest on that. >> the first full day of spring, david. >>> let's get right to libya. and the latest actions by the u.s. and its allies. french fighter jets for the third day in a row, headed to libya. we have a team of correspondents, covering all of the angles this morning, star
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Mar 28, 2011 11:00pm PDT
in the newsroom with more for us. lillian. >>reporter: maurice caldwell says this is a case of justice finally prevailing but the d a office says knoll way does the release mean he's innocent. about 43-year-old maurice caldwell emerge from the san francisco jail a free man. he was in prison for 21 years. serving a murder sentence. last week that conviction was overturned. >> i feel in good being home. being able to touch my sister like this i feel in blessed. >>reporter: caldwell was convicted for the 1990 drug related murder of woman in san francisco but always maintained his innocence. while serving his time at folsom state prison he sought help. attorneys with the california indigent project responded to the call and past few years argued on his behalf in court. >> he was identified by a witness in the projects who looked out her wonder 0and claims to have seen him. it's a case of mistaken eyewitness identification which is a single largest cause of wrongful conviction in our country. and so it was a, her mistake. >>reporter: it was enough for the june in this case to order
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Mar 10, 2011 6:00am PST
. most of us will miss out on it during the morning commute but we'll definitely have it during the lunch hour and early afternoon hours. your coolest, mid to upper 50s where everybody else will be in the low to possibly mid-60s. don't think we'll see any rain around the monterey bay where a few sprinkles possible 6:12 tonight. the pollen is high, both tree and grass. once we get to 7:00, the rain has washed out. high pressure moves in and we have sunshine for friday and saturday and then we have some rain sunday into monday and another chance on wednesday. that's your 7-day forecast. here's more news with kristen and eric. >> thanks a lot. it's 6:09. >> just ahead, the drug used by many expectant mothers about to go from $15 a dose to $1500. >> plus the hi-tech tool that could be the key to ending cyber [ female announcer ] we make it little and black. you make it flirty and fun. we make it floral. you make it bloom. we make it fitted. striped. polka dot. casual. flowy. you make it amazing. with hundreds of designers at jcpenney you can find a look that's uniquely you. ♪ we make
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Mar 22, 2011 5:30pm PDT
kamikaze mission. so, here is what secretary of state hillary clinton told us today about gadhafi and the report about his sons. there's a report that two of gadhafi's sons, at least one, but maybe two, have been killed. can you confirm this? >> well, i can't confirm it, but we've heard it. and we've heard a lot. >> reporter: credibly? >> well, we hear it from many different sources. and that's why i can't confirm it. i can't give any confirmation because, you know, the evidence is not sufficient. but we've heard that. we've heard about other people close to him reaching out to people that they know around the world, africa, the middle east, europe, north america, beyond, you know, saying, what do we do? how do we get out of this? what happens next? >> reporter: including him? do you know where he is? >> well, i'm not aware that he personally has reached out, but i do know that people allegedly on his behalf have been reaching out. so, that's why i say, this is a very dynamic situation. >> reporter: but are you indicating that there's someone close to him on his behalf reaching out to
ABC
Mar 14, 2011 5:30pm PDT
there is a >>> good evening tonight from the coast of japan where all of us at abc news are bringing you a story we have never seen before. we know the crushing impact of that earthquake and the tsunami that swept away thousands and thousands of lives, but word tonight of an issue at a nuclear site which at the very least could be uncharted territory. there are three reactors at one location in trouble. we know that two had explosions releasing some radiation, and now word that at a third reactor, uranium rods with core heat of 3,400 degrees have been partially or perhaps entirely exposed raising the question of a nuclear power meltdown. the japanese have now called in american nuclear experts and the international atomic energy agency. even as those new images remind us of the violent events on friday, in the north an entire town whose houses rode the rapids today flattened by the water. a minivan, no match for the jet speed waves, and this is what the passengers saw as the brown waters overwhelmed the airport as they waited to board their plane. our team is out across the
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Mar 16, 2011 7:00am PDT
. he joins us now, from tokyo, this morning. david? >> reporter: robin, good morning, from tokyo. this was an alarming development. learning at a time that all work had been shopped at the fukushima plant. we learned this after already knowing that just 50 workers remain at the plant. they sent the rest of them to a safer place. we have word this morning they are trying to access the reactors in different ways. there's pictures of helicopters trying to carry in sea water, before their mission was aborted. and all this as we get new images of the damage to those reactors. this morning, new images of the incredible amount of damage to reactors 3 and 4. large portions collapsed and a giant hole in the fourth reactor. the inside is visible. all of this comes after the dramatic and ominous development. japanese officials acknowledging they had suspended operations at the fukushima nuclear plant, after deeming radiation levels were too dangerous for workers to remain at the facility. >> you can't get close to the plant. you can't control the cooling level. you can't put out the fires. you wi
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Mar 24, 2011 6:00am PDT
morning, thanks for joining us, i'm eric thomas. >> kristen: i'm kristen sze. let's begin with storm watch. commuters are expected to be pounded by wind and hail on their way to work today. >> eric: we have seen amy hollyfield, two landslides and terry mcsweeney following the problems on the roads in the east bay but we begin with mike and the flood and wind advisories. mike, we saw how amy was getting pounded there in her shot. >> the higher elevations you are going to get hit first. you can see here live doppler, the first push of rain moving in, but notice there is a lot of green and blue with this. this is not the heaviest of the rain yet. it's still about an hour to an hour and a half away. big picture, strongest thunderstorms, thunderstorms lurking off the coast near eureka. that entire storm system is moving towards us. that is why we're dealing with conditions that are favorable for flooding. as you can see right hire, urban and small stream flood advisories until 3:00 this afternoon. we have winds that are gusting in higher elevations and along the bay shore until 2:00 the 4
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Mar 27, 2011 5:00am PDT
times higher than normal. thanks for joining us, i'm caroline tyler. san francisco police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place in a parking lot near a nightclub early this morning. it was just about closing time when a man was shot near club 6 on sixth street between mission and market streets. police say a friend tried to drive the man to a hospital, but got lost a few blocks away. an am ambulance took over taking the victim to a san francisco hospital where police say he later died. we have no information yet on a suspect or a motive. >> well, you know, we've had quite a spell of wet, windy weather, but it's looking dry this morning so far anyway. here's our meteorologist, lisa, with the accuweather forecast. good morning. >> good morning, caroline. take a look at our season to date so far. santa rosa with 26 inches of rain. and even san jose 100% of normal. got plenty of rainfall for the season, and we will be look at a little more coming today. live doppler 7hd shows a little rain well to the north. this is a weak system that will continue to weaken as it sli
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Mar 30, 2011 5:30pm PDT
us. >> from all of us, we appreciate your time. hope to >>> tonight on "world news," sounding the alarm. urgent new warnings about massive earthquake faults could be crisscrossing this country. are you at risk and don't know it? our reporter gets the shock of her life. >>> cozy connections. did the administration funnel billions of dollars for desperately needed jobs to big obama fund-raiser. the brian ross investigation breaks here tonight. >>> whale of a comeback. one year after horrifying the nation, dragging and drowning his helpless trainer, this 12,000-pound killer whale is back on the job. tonight, see the performance that had the sellout crowd cheering. >>> and what would you do? you and your buddies win a mind-boggling jackpot. one friend didn't kick in. it's the $319 million dilemma. >>> good evening. if you think you live where a catastrophic earthquake couldn't happen, if you think the country is prepared to deal with a devastating quake, a wakeup call tonight. with images of japan in all our minds, top scientists issued a report saying we're not ready. 39 of 50 states
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Mar 9, 2011 5:30pm PST
>> that is going to do it for us. world news is next. >> not singing today. from all of us, thanks for joining us. we appreciate your >>> tonight on "world news," caught on tape. the head of npr is out after a secret sting. meet the man who may cost public radio its taxpayer funding. >>> striking back. gadhafi's forces rout the rebels in libya. what if he wins? can the u.s. do what it takes to stop him? >>> ripped apart. tornadoes tear across the south. one survivor calls it 30 seconds of pure hell. >>> gadget guilt. when blackberrys and iphones take up family time. news tonight that working moms take it harder than the dads. >>> and, traveler beware. why hotel pictures online are all too often too good to be true. how to tell when they're fooling you. >>> good evening. in the culture war between new and old media, an undercover upstart has dealt a major blow to the establishment. public broadcasting has been a lightning rod for years. supporters call npr and pbs a public service, with every penny the taxpayers pay for it. critics say it's wrong to force all americans to subsidize
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00am PDT
monday. a federal judge has thrown out voicemail of bonds' former mistress. prosecutors hoped to use the voice mails who they said are profane and threatening and are the result of bonds' steroid use. >>> breaking news now, abc news is reporting four journalist captured in libya will be released today. the information was given to christiane ammanpour. libya is declaring an immediate cease-fire. move came hours after the united nations security council voted to impose a no-fly zone over the country. that vote authorizes u.n. forces authorizes to use all measures to protect civilians from attack. it comes after britain announced it would send aircraft to help enforce a no-fly zone over libya. >> let's check out the bay bridge, seems like rain is not coming down at the moment. maybe my eyes aren't so good. >> that is not the rain in spain. >> you can see the scattered showers. you can see the initial line accelerating through mendocino county, radar returns are getting more impressive there. so we still have thunder in the forecast but it looks like the likelihood of heavy rain is like
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Mar 19, 2011 6:00pm PDT
a little to the south of us. we do have a wind advisory up for the bay area, beginning at 9:00 tonight. you can expect gusts close to 45 miles-per-hour, but it's going to be santa cruz, monterey bay, that's where the strongest winds will be. high-wind warning in effect there with gusts close to 60 miles-per-hour and that begins at 9:00. we'll take a another look at the storm coming up. >> alan: the bay area saw a combination of hail, wind, and high surf. we're in pacifica with more. >> reporter: got some crazy weather. we're here at pacifica near the pier. it started to rain heavily a couple minutes ago. there's a high surf advisefully effect right now until 9:00 tonight. we're expecting waves anywhere from 14 to 17 feet, and people are being warned to stay away from the ocean's edge because they could be washed into the ocean by a rogue wave. now let's look and see what the weather system has done the rest of the bay area today. >> this is pea-sized heal falling in santa cruz this morning. this is the racket it makes hitting the roof and deck there was justify hail for childre
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Mar 20, 2011 11:00pm PDT
steroids, the home homerun king goes on trial for saying it. tomas roman joins us to el it us what happens next. >> jury selection begins tomorrow morning. in san francisco federal court in the perjury and steroid use trial. the biggest challenge will be to seat jurors who know little or nothing about the steroid scandal or who don't think bonds is a hero to baseball. jury selection in federal court goes a lot faster than most of us are used to. >> abc7's legal analyst says the barry bonds' trial will likely be efficient and quick. that's because a federal scwuj wields a lot of control. >> the judge controls most of the questioning of the jurors. >> he built his questionnaire last week. the questions range from "what websites do you visit? " to "have you ever visited a giants' game." it limits questions the court may ask. >> it may well be that this jury is picked very, very quickly, possibly in a day or day and a half. >> barry bonds faces four counts of lying to a federal grand jury and one count of obstruction of justice. he says bonds continues to fight this now four-year legal
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Mar 17, 2011 11:35pm PDT
son. christiane joins me now. you were just in libya, what can you tell us? >> well, i think they are bracing for military intervention but when i reached them, he was defiant with customary bravado. the second son is his closest political adviser and he was as defiant when i reached him on the phone tonight as when i first met him in tripoli last month. >> are you hide something are you worried? >> hiding from who? >> well as you know, the united nations has taken a resolution that would potentially involve air strikes against your father's air defenses and various military placements. >> i think our country, our people, and we are not afraid. >> what is your father's reaction and your reaction to this resolution that's just been taken? >> first of all, it was unfair. because as you know, from the beginning, we told everybody there were no air strikes against civilians. >> he claimed that the city of ben gazi in the hands of the opposition was full of people waiting for the gadhafis to come back. people in ben gazi are cheering the united nation's resolution because they're afrai
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Mar 4, 2011 5:00am PST
to help us get deals terry? >> he says that. see how that's gonna work. >> i'm kristen sze. thanks for joining us. >> i'm eric thomas. the huge tower is ahead of schedule. crews put up the 4th segment and worked all week because the weather has agreed with them. amy hollyfield is live on treasure island with more. amy, the big question this morning is could this distract drivers even further? >> well it is lovely eye candy, eric, i have to say. it was a flawless project and look how tall and beautiful the new tower looks over there behind me. it's a better view from here when driving across the bridge so take a minute and look at it with us. it's 480 feet tall. it's 91 feet taller than the current bridge. they finished the project at 1:20 this morning. they started this operation monday at 5:00 in the morning and worked around the clock all week. only 11 people worked on it. they did all of the work and they're very proud of the fact they got it done without any major problems and a little ahead of schedule. they thought they'd be working today but instead they're going to enjoy so
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Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm PST
california budget deficit. and nannette miranda joins us now. >> reporter: governor brown hoped a vote would happen by thursday to give the secretary of state enough time to print and send out ballots for a june special election. clearly that is shaky of a handful of republicans who would have supported the proposal have declared an impass. for the first time, governor brown acknowledged he was having a tough time securing republican votes he needs to pass the budget this week. the group in a special election, since then, the temporary tax hikes. after meeting over the weekend with a group of lawmakers that was seemingly open to breaking ranks those talks went nowhere. >> there is a lot of fear that this entire machinery will be turned against whoever votes. >> the state senators include tom barryhill, tom harmon, sam blakesly, bill emerson declined to be interviewed but in a letter said their ideas weren't taken far enough. we, quote therefore are disappointed our reforms were either rejected or water down with no real affect on future spending or economy. pension reform, a spending cap and
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Feb 28, 2011 5:30pm PST
emerged from the first of a convoy of cars, greeting us at a beachfront restaurant as the sun set over the mediterranean. in his trademark flowing robes and gold-rimmed aviator shades, he looked every inch the flamboyant character he's known to be. how are you? >> i'm fine. >> reporter: it's good to meet you. i'm christiane amanpour, abc. gadhafi is not hiding in some underground bunker. he walked right in through the front doors, and he wants people to know that he's still in tripoli. i sat down along with two british journalists for his first interview since the uprising began here 11 days ago. >> translator: obviously this is the first time i'm speaking to the press these days. >> reporter: though he spoke mostly in arabic, at times he became passionate and broke into excited english. >> no demonstration at all in the streets. no, no one against us, against me for what? because i am not president. they love me, all my people with me. they love me all. >> reporter: but if they do love you -- >> they will die to protect me, my people. >> reporter: if you say they do love you, the
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Mar 16, 2011 5:00am PDT
blocking of thyroid gland from absorbing radiation if taken prior. >> they are expected dpoptd use sonar equipment to take a look at sunken obstacles in the harbor. they have pulled seven sunken boats and they say another 13 are there. the harbor should reopen by early next week. until then, the local fishing industry is on hold. >> they are hurting for money. it's a pretty bad situation right now. >> damage is expected to top $29 million. >> the numbers 669 mean anything to you? state regulators will introduce the new area code for santa clara county. janelle wang with a 411. >> that is exactly right. by the end of 2012 all the phone numbers using the 408 area code will be used up. so that is why they have to introduce another area code, 669 but it's hard for people because it's a habit they get used to an area code and they bond with it. we used to be all 415. then in 1959, we added 408 to the south bay. after that came 510, 831 and in time, everybody has cell phone, we need a new area code. a neutral party is holding meetings to figure out the best way to introduce the new area code.
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Mar 19, 2011 5:00pm PDT
obama wants america to be seen as part of a coalition, and the commander-in-chief used the words coalition and international five times each. >> alan: the u.s. is temporarily leading the coalition of nations, focusing on disabling libyan air defenses. >> back home, a noxious chemical leak caused a scare in a san jose neighborhood. residents were urged to stay indoors near a water treatment plant on gray stone alive. lisa amin gulezian is there live where residents have been given the all-clear. >> lisa: we're here at one of santa clara valley water district's treatment plants and this morning a worker noticed a tank that holds ammonia was leaking, and it holds amoanat -- ammonia that would be used in the water treatment plant. none of the ammonia escaped a secondary holding unit. still at 11:30 this morning, san jose police went door-to-door knocking on roughly 40 homes, warning residents of the leak and possible ammonia exposure. everyone was told to stay inside. >> inhaling a large amount of ammonia and having that exposure can cause your medical problems to get worse, can caus
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Mar 25, 2011 11:00pm PDT
their homes for good. >> thomas roman is live in san pablo for us tonight. tomas? >> one family has left and another is packing to leave. we have had scattered showers and each family is dreading the rain. take a look. this is why. the backyards of three homes are sliding into three homes downhill, and so far neither the city nor their insurance companies are offering any help. >> i will not stay here tonight. >> barbara scott has lived in her home since 1972. rain started on sunday, but today she fears she might lose her home. >> scared, worried. this is home. you look around and you say it is a possibility that i can actually lose my home. >> she's afraid if the deck goes, so goes the home. the structural engineer examined the damage to the three homes and then red taged her home. she is leaving tonight to stay with her twin sister in hercules. the city suggested that they put a tarp over the hillside. but a nephew is taking the tarp off saying it is useless. >> whatever the city is going to do, they will do. >> reporter: so far the city hasn't been able to do anything. they say t
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Mar 12, 2011 12:00am PST
show. thank you for watching. and a big baba booey to all of us here in the studio. you picked a good night to join us. the great and powerful howard stern is with us here. and so are his fans. it's an interesting group. howard stern fans and i include myself in this group, are strange and wonderful species. they're from all walks of life. they feed on crustaceans, fish and other marine life. they live in basements. they have sexual relations with their pillows. [ laughter ] and if you're hoping to spot one in the wild, the best place to look is behind your local news reporter. >> this video is on youtube so we cannot verify its authenticity -- >> kelsey grammer wears a dress, baba booey! >> sorry, guys. >> kelsey grammer wears a dress, baba booey! [ applause ] >> jimmy: we have, like, 40 of those gentlemen in our audience tonight. howard was able to score a rare interview with charlie sheen this week. it was amazing. it was especially great because of sirius, you can say anything you want, they only take a commercial break when they feel like it. and howard manages to get people to o
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Mar 18, 2011 11:35pm PDT
this pressure, libyan leader moammar gadhafi continued his bloody assault on the opposition, using tanks and heavy artillery to bombard towns. so, what price is the u.s. prepared to pay in libya? once again, afternoon a decade of war, a president is sending american troops into harm's way. >> there is no decision i face as your commander in chief that i consider as carefully as the decision to ask our men and women to use military force. >> reporter: but barack obama has now opened another front in america's wars, libya. >> cease-fire must be implemented immediately. that means all attacks against civilians must stop. >> reporter: for nearly a month now, ordinary libyans have risen up to rid their land of the 42-year dictatorship of gadhafi. and after some initial soaring successes, gadhafi's better equipped, professional forces have slowly strangled the rebellion, using air power especially to rain terror down on his own people. so, the u.n. acted. >> translator: the resolution is adopted. >> reporter: imposing a no-fly zone, and president obama committed the united states to the
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Mar 9, 2011 11:35pm PST
grill. he draszs dresses up like a doctor. >> every one of us cared about blair. >> reporter: there's an argument to be made that you used this guy in his life. now you're morbidly using his death to promote your restaurant. >> i agree. his death has gotten the message out further. >> reporter: his death has not given you pause? >> zero pause. >> reporter: he has a most unusual justification. that america needs shock therapy to cure its obesity epidemic. he says he tried other ways. he once owned jenny craig studios and several personal training studios. >> i'm saying loudly and as clearly as in business in america can, this is dangerous. >> oh, he's using it as a marketing tool. the word that leaps to mind is hypocrisy. >> reporter: you won't be surprised to hear real nutritionists take issue. >> i think there are ethical issues in what he's doing. if he believed that diet had nothing to do with health, at least you could think, he's misinformed. he knows what he's doing. he's deliberately trying to get people to eat more than they need. >> reporter: blair, you say, was also your fri
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Mar 13, 2011 7:00am PDT
the epicenter. she joins us now from sendai. clarissa, good morning. i understand you have seen some truly horrific things. >> reporter: good morning, dan. that's right. we were in that devastated port area today. the police have now completely blocked that off because it's getting late here. and they say with such a high risk of further quakes, it is simply impossible for us to be there at night. the port of this modern city now almost like a war zone. soldiers watching over charred debris. plumes of smoke billowing from a burning refinery. [ sirens ] police and firemen pouring in to assess the enormous damage. this area was completely submerged by that wall of water coming with that force and just completely devastating this area. looking around, it's almost an apocalyptic landscape. you see here cars on top of houses literally. other houses completely crumpled. it's just hard to imagine how anyone possibly could have survived this. moments later a firemn orders people to immediately get out. sirens wail as we dash back to the car. residents of this area had less than a half a
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Mar 17, 2011 7:00am PDT
possibility of the core on the floor. this is a term used to describe damaged reactor containers. they are five feet of cement, reinforced by steel. if they give way, there will be no way to cool the nuclear cores. they will melt down, bleed out, and send toxic, nuclear clouds into the air. everything depends on those walls holding. the japanese government has no plans now to expand its 13-mile evacuation zone around the complex, unlike the americans, who now have that 50-mile zone. overnight, president obama spoke with the japanese prime minister. he expressed sympathy and offered assistance. but there is growing tension between the two nations. that 50-mile danger zone could always increase. u.s. officials saying overnight, while residents outside the zone face less risk of significant exposure, changing weather conditions and wind direction mean that radiation in the future might become elevated. robin? >> i know, martha, that you are in constant contact with u.s. officials. thanks so much. >>> and sam's been tracking the radiation leaking from the plant, how it could spread. there'
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Mar 18, 2011 12:00am PDT
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Mar 9, 2011 6:00am PST
morning just a couple seconds away from 6:01. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. one of the bay area's largest school district is moving forward with seconding out 180 layoff notices after a vote last night but the mount diablo district warns cost-cutting moves may be required. >> it feels like everything is on the table. there is some discussion of possibly closing more schools. maybe starting the school year not in august or september but in october. and, of course, 180 layoff notices going out. it is what you have to consider when funding is such an uncertainty. the meeting last night, a lot of people very edgy you could say. some people flat out angry about it. some figuring out how to deal with this deficit. painful steps taken last night. the board sending out layoff notices to 28 high school teachers, 27 music teachers as well. they all may be laid off. >> there is absolutely no way to run a school district 175 days. they've already cut the permission for five days. 175 days of education on the amount of money that's left that they've cut. so i think t
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Mar 7, 2011 5:30pm PST
isn't it?. >> world news is up next. >> thanks for inviting us into your homes toni >>> tonight on "world news," hitting home. families forced to scale back because of another record jump in gas prices, but we found wildly different prices in the same town. so how do you get the best deal? >>> tip of the spear. gadhafi attacks his people again and our reporter is driving forward with the rebels as far as they dare to go. >>> abc news exclusive, the odd couple. why ben affleck and cindy mccain are joining forces. >>> women's health. news about an easy way for a lot of women to feel better fast. >>> and what these elephants are doing we never dreamed they could do. >>> good evening, and we begin this week with the skyrocketing price of gasoline hitting home with so many american families coast to coast tonight. the average cost of a gallon rising today to $3.52, a new record for this time of year, a jump of 39 cents in the past four weeks during all that unrest in libya, but as we said, steve osunsami found wildly different prices in the same town, so why is this happening and how do
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Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. daniel smith is with the city of pleasanton is is live with us tonight. are you there? >> yes. i'm here. >> how big of a challenge is this going to be to fix given saturation in the soil? is that just complicating it? >> it's causing problems for us. you saw from the chopper the hill started to slide and more it rains, more difficult it makes for us to affect repairs. we have crews up there now, if it continues to rain, this may extend the process. >> daniel, does this mean people are not to drink any water? >> we've talked with the health department and have tested it. it hasn't been deemed unsafe but we're recommending they don't drink it and use bottled water. and we don't recommend they drink it good to know, thank you very much. crews are on this as quickly as they can be. daniel smith with the director of operations services, thank you. >> thank you. >> and capitola is dealing with a major down pour causing millions of dollars in damages. >>> shop owners were grateful for the break in the rain. damage is so extensive, many businesses are just closed. one business owner says d
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Mar 27, 2011 7:00am PDT
described it earlier. michio kaku, thank you very much for helping us understand it. we appreciate it. now over to bianna. >>> we want to turn back to this country where wild weather in the southeast. we have several states getting pounded by tornadoes, hail, wind and rain, and steve pool from our seattle affiliate komo is with us. steve, is there a sense when the storms will be letting up? >> we have seen signs of improvement but what has been happening, we've had thunder and lightning. we've had hail and, of course, some of that hail is really impressive to take a look at. check this out now. we've had hail down there the size of golf balls at the very least and in some cases the size of small grapefruit. now you can imagine and you can see right here the damage that that can do to vehicles and also, of course, buildings and structures in the area. now, we do some signs of improvement as i mentioned, however, there will still be storms around atlanta this morning so all of the folks in the south have to be watching out and paying close attention to all of the watches and warnings. i
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Mar 13, 2011 6:00am PDT
know coming up. >> thank you, lisa. thank you for joining us. good morning, everyone. i'm carolyn tyler. the nuclear crisis in japan is growing this morning as japanese authorities now say there's a threat of multiple meltdowns. a partial meltdown has already occurred at one nuclear reactor while plant operators frantically try to keep temperatures down at other reactors in the site. a bubble has formed inside the containment dome of the plant's number 3 reactor, an explosion similar to what happened yesterday in the number one unit is possible. more than 170,000 people have been evacuated from an area 12 miles around that plant. a shortage of electricity now means powers being rationed with rolling blackouts in tokyo and other cities. the official death toll is more than 1,000 with estimates running as high as 10,000. abc's diana aguiar has the latest. >> this could be the worst nuclear disaster since chernobyl 25 years ago. >> this is an extremely serious situation and we're not out of the woods yet. >> partial meltdowns may have occurred at two crippled reactors and facing prob
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Mar 17, 2011 12:00am PDT
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Mar 25, 2011 12:00am PDT
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Mar 27, 2011 8:00am PDT
disturbing scene. it reminded us of the brutality of this regime. a woman burst into a hotel. that houses a lot of foreign journalists. she said she was arrested and raped by gadhafi forces. security forces in the hotel tried to silence her. they put a hood over her. there was a scuffle. she was driven off. a government spokesman said she was mentally ill and drunk. then allowed for the fact that she might have been actually raped and said, they're looking into it. jake? >> alex marquardt in libya. stay safe. >>> president obama is set to address the nation tomorrow night. he's under intense pressure. to explain his decision to get involved in libya. joining me now in their first interviews since the attacks on libya began, secretary of state hillary clinton and defense secretary robert gates. madame and mr. secretary, thank you so much for joining us. the mission is a no-fly zone and civilian protection and does not include removing gadhafi from power. why not have as part of the mission regime change? removing gadhafi from nower? >> i think you don't want ever to set a set of goa
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Mar 11, 2011 12:00am PST
. as one of the experts told us over open ocean tsunami moves roughly the speed of jet liner about 600 miles an hour so that gives you an idea of how long it might take to cross the pacific ocean before it would affect the hawaiian islands but again this is the disaster after the disaster. tsunami which is going to cause just enormous about property damage and loss of life and injury probably as you can see. it is simply unstoppable force. >> of course the tsunami warning also includes australi australia. new zealand. mexico. central and south america so approximately we'll have to see what happens in the coming hours here as sandy has been telling us as well. >> goodness. remember few years ago 5 or 6 years ago the indonesian earthquake approximately that created terrible tsunami you saw washing ashore on the beach. so rare to see these kind of images as they happen but really does demonstrate the power of p.m. tsunami waters as they race so uncontrollably across land. >> here you see an area where obviously there's normally more water here but it is all pushed out. >> right. >> i
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Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm PDT
to a 2003 grand jury when he said he never knowingly used anna bolic steroids. as soon as this week, baseball star jason giambe is expected to testify. >> and now, the rain may have stopped but a hillside is still sliding and six homes are yellow tagged as a result. residents allowed to go into their homes but did they cannot sleep there. >> there are yellow tagged homes at the top of the hill, and bottom, with yards looking like this at the top feeling the city should be doing more to help them. water continues to creep. the hill keeps sliding. >> my children noticed it on thursday, it's been going daily about a foot a day, maybe. >> one week ago, leon walker thought he's living on solid ground, that they'd retire in this house. and at the base of the hill sandra felt secure, too. now look at her backyard. >> my husband is hopeful that everything will work out. >> people living in them have no more hope now than last week, when problems began. the assistant city manager did make an appearance, but offered little that might april ease residents. >> we are doing an assessment with so
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Mar 2, 2011 7:00am PST
think this will be more than a two-month or so problem. there is leverage the u.s. can use with those other oil production -- oil producing states. such as talking about opening up the u.s. strategic petroleum reserve. so far they're not talking about using that wrench just yet. they think they can ride this out. >> there's also debate over what kind of response the u.s. should have. the rebls inside libya haven't decided to ask for it. and even though secretary of state hillary clinton said enforcing the no-fly zone is in active consideration. defense secretary robert gates seemed to tamp that down yesterday. >> reporter: secretary gates wanted to make clear this was a full military zone. you don't just put up a no-fly zone. you have to take out the anti aircraft missiles and guns in libya. right now, there's no unanimity in nato or the u.n. security council. the soviets were opposing the idea of a no-fly zone yesterday, openly. so, right now, it's very complicated. easier said than done. there are 400 marines who have moved into the mediterranean. they are there for any contin
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Mar 23, 2011 2:05am PDT
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Mar 18, 2011 2:05am PDT
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Mar 4, 2011 6:00pm PST
work with the bank. they told us one thing. we did what they asked to us do. and we finished and they changed their minds, again. >> and this appears there will be no let up. one agency predicts this will take mer than four years to clear the current pipeline of the foreclosed properties. >> and former oakland raiders quarterback j marcus russell appears to be among those facing foreclosure, proceedings started on his oakland hills mansion. tmz says there are three months to come up with the back mortgage payments or the home will go on the block. >>> here is more evidence tonight a report from our media partner says nearly 3.5 million students were eligible for the meals at schools, a 9% increase z 60% of the public school children are eligible for the meal, program only 30% participate. >> and governor brown picked up srt port today. the bay area council announced it's endorsement of the plan. abc 7 is here now with the latest attempts to get votes to swing his way. >> and that is just six days to get enough votes on the june ballot. he needs two republicans from each house bef
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Mar 10, 2011 6:00pm PST
track meaning chance of rain for us beginning sunday. i'll show you when in the accu-weather forecast coming up. >> later tonight from michael finney a woman's efforts to get playoff tickets that turned into a disappointment >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> two sisters received an award today from the president during an antibullying summit. they met at the white house and became interested in fighting bullying several years ago when hearing about a novato girl named olivia made fun of off suffering an epileptic seizure in class. they wrote her a letter of support and olivia received thousands of letters. >> a lot of letters from young people and they wanted to wish her well. and let her know someone out there was thinking about her. let her know she wasn't wrong z because those children treated wher a small measure of kindness it helped her see light at the end of the tunnel. >> those letters were compiled into a book. today the president, first lady and 150 students, parents and educators discussed ways to make communities safe from bullying. white hous
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Mar 10, 2011 5:00am PST
. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> good morning to you as well. i'm eric thomas. in san jose the mayor and other city officials try to stub out the uncontrolled growth of pot clubs. right now more than 100 dispensaries are operating and critics want to shut down all but a handful. amy hollyfield is live at san jose city hall. >> it sounds like san jose city leaders have reached their breaking point, eric, and they really want to rein in all these pot clubs. this city could have a higher concentration of them than any other bay area city. they're trying to figure out how to control them. according to the mercury news, mayor chuck reid and three other council members want to cut down the number of pot clubs and restrict where they can operate. they'd like to go from the 110 they currently have down to ten. the mayor is even quoted as saying i'm ready to decide. this is hearing number eight for me on this. marijuana providers at last night's meeting agree that the clubs do need to be limited but they don't think ten is enough to serve this large city. they al
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Mar 2, 2011 11:00am PST
joe's in san bruno was also rated. amy hollyfield joins us now with details. >> cheryl, the manager here tells me he has no idea this was happening. he didn't know about it until he got a phone call early this morning. right after that phone call somebody grabbed a piece of paper they wrapped food with and heardly and unexpectedly closed for the day and maybe even longer. >> i got scared and nervous and frozen, you know. they said come here. >> with a roomful of customers eating breakfast and placing cards, about 80 federal, state and local officers moved in on the oaks car club in emeryville. they told the customers not to run, that this is a search of the casino, not the patrons. >> to sit down. there's one maybe who had some papers and got afraid and they checked on her first. >> the f.b.i. confirmed that officers from seven different agencies executed a search and arrest warranty car club as part of an investigation into crime in the pay area. one is the bureau of gambling control. authorities refused to release anymore details. >> hopefully tomorrow we have information we can s
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